Coffee Cart

Are you a coffee lover? Then you’ll be excited to hear about this new website – Coffee Cart – where you can order your favourite coffee brand, including Rosetta, Truth, Origin and Bean There, online and have it delivered to your door!

Guest writer, Carla, shares her coffee love affair with us…

I can still remember my first kiss with coffee, as if it was yesterday (well in fact I had a reminder just an hour ago). The foam tingling on your upper lip, rich full bodied perfection dancing over your tongue, the sweet caffeinated deliciousness rushing to your brain, a smell so exotic it’s almost intoxicating! There is no denying that bound up in the pleasure of the daily coffee drinking occasion, is the happy anticipation of that therapeutic kick.

Some might see my obsession with coffee as an addiction but I see it as nothing else but a love affair. I can relate with the woman who refused to give up her coffee in Bach’s symphony “Kafee Kanate” as she sings “Ah! How sweet coffee taste! Lovelier than a thousand kisses, sweeter far than muscatel wine! I must have my coffee.”

For many years some scientists tried to convince consumers of the hidden dangers of caffeine. They surely are not trustworthy in their opinion because when you think of it, they either never had a good enough cuppa or are trying desperately to stop out of their own convictions. In my experience, trying to abstain a whole day without drinking a cup of coffee, resulted in outright horrible symptoms of withdrawal: headaches, irritability, and drowsiness… Now how can anyone conduct proper research feeling like that? I rest my case.

Coffee addiction seems harmless enough and, unlike others, relatively affordable, freely available, nowhere near as neurotoxic and may I add legal. Despite the bad reputation recent research does prove that drinking coffee provides a wide range of health benefits. Some studies suggest that a few cups of coffee a day may actually help reduce the risk of a number of ailments including diabetes, gallstones, depression and even Parkinson and Alzheimer’s disease.

After all, drinking coffee may not only be beneficial to one’s health, but you would also be boosting the economy, since coffee is the second most commonly traded commodity after oil and the most consumed beverage in the world, with over 400 billion cups consumed each year worldwide. The coffee industry states that 6.7 million tons of coffee were produced annually in 1998-2000, rising with a projected increase of 7 million tons by 2010, so literally millions of people depend on the coffee industry for their livelihood. So not only do we need coffee to function properly as human beings, but the world in general pretty much needs coffee to survive.

There is enough justification for my addiction as I greet each mug of coffee with the enthusiasm of young love, the only problem is cheap imitations and water dissolving mixes won’t do the trick. Coffee aficionados know the fix you get from freshly roasted coffee has no comparison. Lots of ground coffee from the grocery store contains fillers as well and once you try coffee fresh from a roaster, you’ll realize all the stuff you’ve been drinking as all along wasn’t the real thing.

Proper roasting and blending of coffee beans is at the heart of any coffee success story as the technique dictates the ultimate flavour experience of coffee. Specialty coffees are generally roasted in small batches by hand according coffee company standards. Artisan roasting as an art form in itself, is what most coffee lovers highly appreciate. Roastmasters use sound, sight and smell to determine when the beans are roasted to perfection.

Luckily saving me the time and trouble of finding the best artisan roasters, Coffee Cart made sure that they have sourced the best artisan roasters in town to deliver one’s daily recommended dose to stay healthy and do my part for society by doing what I do best, enjoying the kiss of coffee!

The Coffee Cart online shop is the result of a computer geek, an amiable salesman and a coffee shop blogger joining forces to combine their skills and love for coffee. During the month of May, Coffee Cart are offering free delivery so now is the time to satisfy your addiction with some of the finest locally roasted coffees in South Africa.

Visit Coffee Cart’s website www.coffeecart.co.za or drop them an e-mail at info@coffeecart.co.za

Kathryn Rossiter

Kathryn is a South African lifestyle blogger and mom of 2 who has been blogging daily for over 9 years! She writes about travel, health, beauty, fashion, decor and family... but not food (unless it's food she's eaten made by someone else) as she is a hopeless cook. She only wakes up early for 2 things... a red-eye flight to somewhere exotic and early morning game drives. She has just finished an extensive home renovation and would prefer to never see another box again. She's never met a chocolate or glass of bubbles that she didn't like!

3 Comments
  1. As a fellow coffee lover I can relate to this post wholeheartedly!!! Have you read Anthony Capella’s novel, ‘The Various Flavours of Coffee’ ?! A must-read!

  2. Addiction. Love Affair. Doesn’t matter. Not much beats a good cup of coffee. I am so happy to hear about Coffee Cart. I also blog new coffee spots that I found. That latest and one of the nicest so far is a secret new spot near the Melkbosstrand on the West Coast.

  3. I used to take huge amount of espresso but i noticed it not doing me any good. Actually when i remove it from my diet and added some fruits beatween meals i feel more energetic.

    Not talking about heavy legs…But still from time to time a cup is a must!

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